California dreaming on such a winter’s day
Being injured sucks. I’ve been very lucky so far in my career in the injury department so I can’t complain too much and my next race isn’t until the end of January so it’s not the worst time to be cross training. The week of nationals I had a sore tendon in my ankle, I toughed out the week and then completely wrecked it when I raced on snow with spikes. It hurt to walk the night of Nationals. The next morning it was fine to walk on and I figured I was on the quick road to recovery since I was planning to take the whole week off running. Then last Sunday rolled around and I went out for a 30 minute run to resume running again. The run only lasted 13 minutes and I walked home. I saw a doctor Monday morning, physio Wednesday and another physio later today. I try running every few days but it has been too sore every time I got out. My next attempt will be Sunday. The tendon is visibly swollen right at the top of my ankle.
I don’t like the elliptical machine, stationary bike or pool running. Today I used the elliptical for 5 minutes until I noticed it was bugging my tendon, then I got on the bike for 20 minutes, then I went to the pool and got a nose bleed 30 minutes into my pool run, perfect excuse to get out of there early. Tomorrow I may give my body a complete rest and then hopefully Sunday I’ll be running.. if not, bike and pool for a few more days.
To keep me motivated I keep on thinking of the training and races I’ll be doing next year. I think it’s going to be a fun and interesting year. I guess I could probably use ‘California Dreaming’ as a blog title every post from now until mid April…